Friday, April 23, 2010

Bumberpalooza 2010!

IT'S BACK! Anacortes' very own Bumberpalooza!

This year Northwest Bands Dot Com has the pleasure of taking part in this wonderful festival. We're very excited to announce the line-up- there is a collection of wonderful up and coming local talent playing, we hope you're excited too!

The line up for Bumberpalooza, June 18th 2010:
The Globes, Seacats, The Oregon Donor, Great Waves, Candysound, The Mission Orange, and Caulifield and His Magical Violin

To those of you in school- what better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than to be at Washington Park on a nice sunny day listening to these great bands? Seriously.
To anyone else - can you think of a better way to spend the day? I'm guessing not.
Out of towners (seattle, bellingham, etc), it is totally worth the drive. The drive is beautiful and when you get to the festival - lay on the grass, buy a snack, say hi to the bands and enjoy the tunes. *kid friendly!*

This is a seriously rad festival arranged by seriously rad people with seriously rad bands. Get it?

Tune in to 1340 KWLE The Whale on Thursday mornings starting the first week of may for in-studios, interviews and more from Bumberpalooza 2010 bands!

The full days schedule will be available soon... E-mail me at if you have any questions.

See ya at the Park June 18th.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ok friends, I need your help.

Dear Friends and Fans,

You all know by now that is re-launching in June. What you may not know is that I (Jacquee, Founder/Owner of will be moving back to Seattle in mid May (The 22nd).

Here's where I could use you: I am having a hard time finding a house. My husband, dog and I are looking for a nice 2-3 bedroom rental house with a fenced yard and basement in the greenlake/fremont/wallingford area. We're able to pay between $1000-1500 depending on how many rooms and if there are any furnishings provided, etc. We need your help to find a house! Craigslist is not working! And I'm losing my mind searching.

So if anyone knows of a house that fits our criteria, please let me know ASAP! We're responsible renters and have references.

Thanks friends!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

How got started...

Some of you may wonder, "How did come to be?". Well... it was sort of an accident. Here is the short(ish) version of the story.
When I was 15 my dear friend Dana and I went to Creation- A christian music festival at the Gorge. There we heard and spoke with The Pale. ...This is how and when my teenage brain exploded.
(Oh...the pale. Fond memories. Holly st. recording studio with Cam. Way too many shows with Late Tuesday at the VU. The Lincoln Theatre.)
Me at age 15 after finding out The Pale was from Bellingham : "Woah... there's like... good bands in washington..."
Up until this point I was under the ridiculous impression that good music was found anywhere but close to home. Like, in LA or New York- but certainly not in my backyard. For a kid who grew up being a musician and listening to many local bands (nirvana, soundgarden, mudhoney...etc) I sure was clueless!
The realization of the Seattle music scene lead to an intense passion for local music. Soon I started working with Vendetta Red (doing promotion) and gained wonderful mentors such as Dave Kurtiak and Colin Johnson. These people taught me so much. How to book a show, how to book a TOUR, how to find loop holes (like being booked as the DJ on some of the shows NWB booked at 21+ clubs when I was 17-20 years old so that I could BE at my own show). All this lead to the decision to start a "company" or website. Thus, was born.
After a bit I wanted to do more than book and promote- I wanted to have a hand in the real growth of peoples' careers. When I was 17 I was introduced to John Van Deusen, a 15 year old with a huge voice and an even bigger laugh ;-). I was at his first show and was floored by him. I started to manage him- and what a wonderful experience that was! John and I grew together as young people trying to make our way into the music business. We laughed during photo shoots, over dinners, at Anchor Man... we traveled (with our dads, Rusty and Chet) to shows near and far. And even as the years have passed and he has become "John Van Deusen of The Lonely Forest" (now signed with Chris Walla's new label Trans) we have stayed friends and appreciated the role we had/have in each others lives. Thank you for the laughs and great tunes, John.
This is how began... 7 years ago. Can you believe it? Holy shit. That's a long time! It's been a process of learning as I went... until finally 2 years ago I went to college for Music Business. But there is still so much to learn. As they say "The only constant in the music industry is that it's always changing. Always."
7 years later and I am still discovering who I am and where my place is in the music industry. For now, my place is as a booking agent and manager. 7 years from now I will be a producer, I hope!
Cheers to the past and future!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Step by Step

Step by step, Oooo baby...

Dear Friends,

Step by step we are getting things done with the re-launch of My wonderful friend who is an extremely talented artist (and musician), Corbin Watkins has been doing the artwork for the new site. It is SICK. I am really excited to debut it in June.

We're booking a re-launch show for the first week of June where we will be giving away tickets to a very special show in August. Details on both shows will be coming soon.

Looking forward to seeing you all at a show soon!